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Wassem Ox Team Passes Through City



Oxen team and rig in front of

John Spiegelhoff Real Estate office,

115 N Third St, 1914


Quite a novel sight was seen by many pedestrians Tuesday afternoon (June 22) when there appeared on Main Street an old fashioned rig drawn by a team of oxen.


Charles Wassem was the owner of the unique outfit and had journeyed from Milestone, Saskatchewan, Canada, on his way to Bellville, Illinois, his former home.


He makes 15 or 20 miles a day.  He left Canada February 18 and has been on his way ever since.  He has traveled 1550 miles and when he arrives at his destination he will have journeyed 2,000 miles.  He is 27 years old and is making the trip alone.  He will pass through Milwaukee and Chicago and no doubt will be a big attraction in both places.


Watertown Daily Times, 06 26 1914